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ἀλήθεια, ἡ

truth

2

βούλομαι

wish (verb)

3

διαβάλλω

slander

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δόξα, ἡ

reputation, opinion

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ἑαυτόν

himself

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than

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ἴσως

perhaps

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σοφία, ἡ

wisdom

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ἐρωτῶσιν οὖν τινες· “ἀλλ’, ὦ Σώκρατες, διὰ τί διαβάλλουσί σε οὗτοι οἱ ἄνδρες;”

Some people therefore are asking, “But, Socrates, why are these men slandering you”

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“τί ἐν νῷ ἔχουσιν;”

“What do they have in mind?”

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“πόθεν γίγνονται αὗται αἱ διαβολαὶ καὶ ἡ δόξα ἡ σή;”

“From where do these slanders arise and this reputation of yours?”

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“λέγε οὖν, καὶ δίδασκε ἡμᾶς.”

“Speak, then, and explain to us.”

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“ἡμεῖς γὰρ οὐ βουλόμεθα διαβάλλειν σε.”

“For we do not want to slander you.”

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βούλομαι οὖν διδάσκειν ὑμᾶς καὶ λέγειν διὰ τί διέβαλόν με οὗτοι οἱ ἄνδρες και πόθεν ἐγένοντο αἱ διαβολαὶ καὶ ἡ δόξα.

Therefore I want to explain to you and tell you why these men slandered me and from where the slanders and this reputation arose.

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ἀκούετε δή.

Listen then.

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καὶ εὖ ἴστε ὅτι οὑ βούλομαι παίζειν πρὸς ὑμᾶς.

And know well that I do not want to joke with you

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ἴσως μὲν γὰρ φανοῦμαι παίζειν, εὖ μέντοι ἴστε ὅτι οὐδὲν ἄλλο ἢ τὴν ἀλήθειαν λέγειν βούλομαι.

For perhaps I shall appear to be joking, but you must be assured [know well] that I wish to speak nothing but the truth.

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ἔγὼ γὰρ, ὦ ἄνδρες Ἀθηναῖοι, διὰ σοφίαν τινὰ τυγχάνω ἔχων τὴν δόξαν ταύτην.

For, gentlemen of Athens, I happen to have this reputation on account of some kind of wisdom.

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ἆρα βούλεσθε εἰδέναι τίς ἐστιν ἡ σοφία αὕτη;

Do you want to know what this wisdom is?

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ὠς μάρτυρα βούλομαι παρέχεσθαι τὸν θεὸν τὸν ἐν Δελφοῖς.

As witness, I want to bring [i.e. “present”] the the god at Delphi.

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ὁ γὰρ θεὸς ὁ ἐν Δελφοῖς μαρτυρήσει τὴν σοφίαν τὴν ἐμήν.

For the god at Delphi will bear witness to my wisdom.

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καὶ μὴν ἀνάγκη ἐστὶ τὸν θεὸν λέγειν τὴν ἀλήθειαν.

And indeed it is necessary for the god speak the truth.

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Χαιρεφῶντα γὰρ ἴστε που.

You know Chaerephon, I suppose.

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οὗτος γὰρ ἐμὸς ἑταῖρος ἦν ἐκ νέου.

This man was my companion from childhood.

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καὶ ἴστε δή, ὠς σφοδρὸς ἦν ὁ Χαιρεφῶν περὶ πάντα.

And you know indeed how impetuous Chaerephon was about everything.

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καὶ ὁ Χαιρεφῶν οὕτως ποτὲ ἐλογίζετο πρὸς ἑαυτόν.

And Chaerephon once reasoned thus to himself:

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“ὅτι Σωκράτης σοφός ἐστιν, εὖ οἶδα.”

“That Socrates is wise, I know well.”

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“βούλομαι δ’ εἰδέναι εἴ τίς ἐστι σοφώτερος ἢ Σωκράτης.”

“But I want to know if anyone is wiser than Socrates.”

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“ἴσως γὰρ Σωκράτης σοφώτατός ἐστιν ἀνθρώπων.”

“For perhaps Socrates is the wisest of men.”

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“τί οὖν ποιεῖν με δεῖ;”

“What then must I do?”

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“δῆλον ὅτι δεῖ με εἰ Δελφούς ἰέναι, καὶ μαντεύεσθαι.”

“It is clear that I must go Delphi and consult the oracle.”

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“πολλὴ γὰρ ἀνάγκη ἐστὶ τὸν θεὸν τὴν ἀλήθειαν.”

“For there is great necessity for the god to speak the truth.”

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ᾔει οὖν ὁ Χαιρεφῶν εἰς Δελφούς, καὶ ταύτην τὴν μαντείαν ἐμαντεύσατο παρὰ τῷ θεῷ.

So Chaerephon went to Delphi and he obtained this oracle from [“in the presence of”] the god.

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καὶ μὴ θορυβεῖτε, ὦνδρες.

Do not make a din, gentlemen!

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ἤρετο γὰρ δὴ εἴ τίς ἐστι σοφώτερος ἢ Σωκράτης,

For, indeed, he asked whether there is anyone wiser than Socrates, ...

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ἀπεκρίνατο δ’ ἡ Πυθία ὅτι οὐδείς ἐστι σοφώτερος.

... and the Pythia answered that no one is wiser.

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ἀλήθεια, ἡ

truth

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βούλομαι

wish

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διαβάλλω

slander

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δόξα, ἡ

reputation, opinion

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ἑαυτόν

himself

42

than

43

ἴσως

perhaps

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σοφία, ἡ

wisdom

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